More than 330,000 doses of the lifesaving Covid-19 vaccine have now been administered in Wolverhampton.

Latest figures show that 172,427 people in the city have had one dose of the vaccine and 158,004 people have a greater level of protection after having both doses, with a total of 330,431 jabs having been given.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: “This is another significant milestone for the city’s Covid-19 vaccination programme, with more than 330,000 doses now being given.

“Over 172,000 people have now had at least one dose of the vaccine, and more than 158,000 people have had a second and so have a greater level of protection from serious illness caused by the virus.

“Worryingly, over 1,000 people in Wolverhampton tested positive for Covid-19 in the last week, so this virus still poses a very real danger. Anyone over the age of 16 who has yet to have their first dose, or anyone over 18 who is due their second one, can still get it, either at walk in clinics around the city or by booking an appointment online, so please do so as soon as you can.”

Details of the walk in Covid-19 vaccination clinics open each day across Wolverhampton can be found at COVID-19 vaccination. Alternatively, vaccination appointments at other locations can be booked online or by calling NHS 119.

Covid-19 boosters are now being given for people most at risk and frontline health and social care workers, along with vaccinations for 12 to 15 year olds in school, but neither are included in the figures.

Latest figures show there were 383.5 new cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in Wolverhampton over the last 7 days. That means 1,009 people tested positive for the virus in that same period – though the true number of cases will likely be higher.